The Phoenix Desert Cup is committed to excellence above all else;
Top Rated Competition
Top Rated Fields
Top Rated Referees
Top Rated Organization
All games will be played at the stunning Reach 11 Complex, acres of manicured, level turf that has been transformed into eighteen full sized soccer fields. Nothing better than playing in the desert….
Most age groups will play in divisions of 16 teams. Each team is guaranteed three (3) games and a possible Finals if your team achieves enough points to play in finals. Bracket play will consist of three (3) games on Friday, Saturday and possibly Sunday. Each game is 70 minutes. EACH TEAM MAY BE REQUIRED TO PLAY ONE GAME PER DAY. FINALS TO BE PLAYED SUNDAY AFTERNOON. Gotsoccer points in full effect.
Finals played on Sunday afternoon will consist of 2 x 35 minute halves then if tied, straight to FIFA penalty kicks will determine the Champion – only top teams in each bracket will crossover to play eachother to crown a true winner.
Applications will not be considered submitted and complete until payment has been received
Entries submitted after FEBRUARY 13th will only be considered for acceptance if there is space available – those teams applying late will be placed on a waiting list. Entries whose payment is not received by FEBRUARY 15th, 2017 will be considered late entries. The completed Check (with team, gender, and age group noted on the check) should be mailed to: Rated Sports Group LP – P.O. Box 607 VENTURA, CA 93002
Credit Card Payment can be made through gotsoccer. ***Entry fee to be sent within 2 weeks of submitting the team application. Refunds will be made to all teams not accepted. Note: Teams who are accepted and withdraw from event do not receive a refund.
Partial refunds will be made if the tournament is canceled due to weather or Acts of God, but approximately half of the entry fee will be retained. No refunds will be offered once a team is accepted.
Selection Process: The showcase committee takes pride in thoroughly reviewing team applications. With an extensive research period, the tournament committee will consider equally:
- Team history
- Results (and yes, a 1-0 loss to top competition is better than a 10-0 win against much lesser competition)Placement in national ranking, state ranking, provincial, league, and other notable competitions
- Team makeup
- Other events of acceptance
Our main focus during the selection process is QUALITY OVER QUANTITY.
Acceptance notifications will be e-mailed shortly after the deadline. Early acceptance may be granted for teams traveling from outside the state of Arizona, with the decision made within two (2) weeks after receiving the application provided the application and payments received before the deadline.
Applications will be accepted from teams affiliated with USYSA, US Club Soccer, Canadian Soccer Association and FIFA affiliated youth soccer associations outside of the United States.
THIS IS A STAY AND PLAY EVENT FOR TRAVEL TEAMS. All teams booking hotel rooms must use the selected hotels provided by the Phoenix Desert Cup which is being managed by Housing Connections to ensure competitive rates are offered at quality hotels. Any team not using the approved service will NOT be permitted to participate in the tournament and a refund will not be issued.